Johanna Rudström


The young Swedish mezzo-soprano Johanna Rudström has begun this season as Eve/Young Tristessa in the world premiere of Tristessa at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. She is this spring singing Mercedes in Carmen and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni on the same stage.

Johanna Rudström has been seen in several roles at the Royal Swedish Opera. Last season included two new roles for her; Angelina in La Cenerentola and Olga in Eugene Onegin and she participated in two more productions, as Dimitri in Giordano’s Fedora and Karolka in Jenůfa. Among Johanna’s previous roles at the Stockholm Opera are Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Flosshilde in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, as well as Rossweisse in Die Walküre. She has appeared as Arsamene in Handel’s Serse, Blumenmädchen in Parsifal and The unknown young woman in contemporary Medea by Swedish composer Daniel Börtz.

Last season Johanna sang the role of Fjodor in Boris Gudonov in concert and recording with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra led by Mo Nagano, at the Gothenburg Concert Hall as well as at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

Johanna Rudström has previously been a guest at the Grand Théâtre de Genève where she appeared in the role of La Styliste in Cherubini’s Médée. She has also participated in the contemporary opera Son of Heaven by Japanese composer Moto Osada at the Vadstena Academy in Sweden.

Johanna Rudström graduated in 2014 from the University College of Opera in Stockholm. She has also studied at the Malmö Academy of Music and The Royal Danish Academy of Music.

At the University College of Opera she has sung parts of roles like Sesto in La clemenza di Tito, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Meg Page in Falstaff, the title role in La CenerentolaOctavian in Der Rosenkavalier, Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos and Dorabella in Così fan tutte.

Updated March 2019